If you haven’t heard of Squarespace, I would like to say it is a great online webbuilder. I definitely recommend that to all business owners who would like to quickly start their business. And that’s why we were using their services when we first started. However after a period of time, we think that we would like to have more customisation and control over our own site. WordPress trumps Squarespace in the following areas.
Squarespace has lots of building components out of the box, and they are great. However, they lack customisation. WordPress on the other hand requires you to install different plugins for different components, for example you need revolution slider plugin for the slider, contact form 7 for the email form etc. That’s troublesome, but you get the flexibility.
When our site grows bigger and bigger, one thing that worry us most is data safety. In WordPress, we can backup the whole database at anytime and are able to set that up again as WordPress is opensource. For Squarespace, the data are stored in Squarespace under their schemas. If the company goes bankrupt one day, your site will be gone.
Let us know what you think about the two platforms. Do you like one over the other? And why?